Our first time in the Danish Capital of America was nothing short of amazing. Its such a charming unique town! We really enjoyed the slice of Danish Culture and the smell of warm-from-the-over pastries that scent the air of this quaint little tourist town. The architecture is amazing. Really feels like you're in a European Village. Plus it's so festive during the holiday season. Down below I'm excited to share some must see and do's for your first road trip to Solvang with links to some of our absolute favorites. You'll find all these activities and locations in the heart of Solvang within walking distance from each other and from an amazing hotel, The Landsby which is where we stayed. Ok lets get to it!
Your Guide Of Things To Do In Solvang
Enjoy over a dozen wine tasting rooms
Visit Danish Bakeries
Enjoy aebleskiver. Perfectly doughie rounds pieces of heaven with rasberry sauce
Ride Solvang Trolley for a 25 minute guided tour
Admire the architecture all around the town
Check our fun window displays throughout town
Explore local Danish restaurants
Visit the Old Mission Santa Ines for a self guided tour. $8/person and such a Zen experience. Must pay for tour to go inside the Church
Do some local shopping
Find historic statues and sculptures
Enjoy yearly seasonal decor and events
Try newer local restaurants
Stay in the heart of Solvang in a beautiful boutique hotel
Historic sculptures and statues to keep an eye for.
Keep in mind many businesses closy by 4-5pm. It's a sleepy little town.
Best Hotel in the Heart of Solvang
It's no surprise The Landsby is considered one fo the premier Solvang hotel in the Santa Ynez Valley. The hotel embraces a clean and contemporary design with a hint of traditional Scandinavian aeshtetics. It's a one of a kind stay! The rooms are newly remodeled, spacious, and beautifully decorated with simple but elegant accents. Plus on arrival we received a wine passport with complimentary tastings at over 10 local wineries. Location is absolutely ideal. It's walking distance to some of the best places in own. You step out of the hotel and you are in the middle of town!
Plus the hotel has a signature restaurant, Mad & Vin that has earned its reputation as one of the top restaurants in Solvang and I completely agree. We always love a hotel with a restaurants on site! The restaurant specializes in delicious wine contry-inspired cuisine and each dish is made with fresh, seasonal ingredients from California's Central Coast. The food was delicious, ambience was great and we had top notch service. Plus their lobby bar has great drinks featuring craft cocktails, beer, and local wines. Perfect to enjoy a cocktail before or after dinner or stop by for happy hour. Reservations are highly encouraged.
Hope you enjoy your visit and find this Solvang Guide helpful. Solvang is a beautiful town to visit year round and we highly recommend it.
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